Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (2024)

Novice Crusher
Level 3

TitleNovice of the Absolute
FactionCult of the Absolute
Armour Class16
Hit points
  • 21 (Balanced)
  • 27 (Tactician)
Movement speed9 m (30 ft)
Weight35 kg (70 lb)
Ability scores
Proficiency bonus+2
Saving throws
  • Str +3
  • Dex +2
  • Con +1
  • Int 0
  • Wis -1
  • Cha 0
Slightly Drunk
+2 to Strength, Disadvantage on Charisma and Dexterity checks.
Can see in the dark up to 12m.
Opportunity Attack
Automatically attack an enemy moving out of your reach.
Crude Frenzy
Can make a free attack with disadvantage after making a main hand attack.
Fury of the Small


Once per combat when you damage a creature larger than you, you can deal +1d6 Physical.

Crusher is a Goblin Novice of the Absolute who is located in the Goblin Camp on the stage near the Ancient Rune Circle in the east side of the camp. He is currently boasting to a small crowd about how their kind will be superior to all others now they have the power of the Absolute. He will try to humiliate most who approach him, wanting them to kiss his foot in submission.


  • 1 Involvement
    • 1.1 Act One
  • 2 Combat
    • 2.1 Attacks and abilities
    • 2.2 Notable loot
  • 3 Speak with Dead
  • 4 Companion approval
  • 5 Gallery

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Act One[edit | edit source]

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Spoiler warning: The following content contains unhidden spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Talking to Crusher while he is on stage results in him insulting you and demanding to kiss his foot, though he won't attempt to bully you if you are a Drow. You can handle him through a variety of ways:

  • Dark Urge. Ponder how it would taste to bite his toe clean off. (This will lead to biting off his toe, starting a fight and sparing him in humiliation.)
  • Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (8) DC 15 Intimidation check. "How about you kiss my foot instead?
    • "Not so high and mighty, after all." This will lead to a fight with him and his crowd.
    • Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (9) DC 15 Intimidation check. "You better kiss my foot. Now."
    • Illithid Persuasion Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (10) DC 2 Wisdom check. "You will obey me. Kneel.
    • Detect Thoughts Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (11) DC 9 Intelligence check. Threaten to tell his superiors of his intentions to take over the camp.
  • Illithid Persuasion Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (12) DC 2 Wisdom check. "I'm your superior. You'd better show some respect."
  • Chose to insult him until you get the option to "Apologize and drop to your knees."
    • Kiss his foot and get it over with.
      • "It wasn't too bad. Do you use perfume?" This will anger him and start a fight.
      • "Was that enough reverence for you?" Ends the interaction peaceful, if forever shaming you.
      • Grab his foot and lick it. This will anger him and start a fight.
      • Attack the goblin. This will make the whole camp hostile.
    • Give the foot a long lick. This will anger him and start a fight.
    • Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (13) DC 10 Sleight of Hand check. Kiss his foot - and try to slide the ring off his toe. Steals Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (14) Crusher's Ring and rewards 15 Experience. Triggers Inspiration for the Charlatan - Anything for Profit.
  • Attack the goblin. This will make the whole camp hostile.
  • Continue to insult him, leading to a fight with him and his crowd.

If Crusher starts a fight, he will surrender when at a fourth of his Hit Points and reward 15 experience.

  • "I think my point's been made. Come on, I'll help you up."
  • "Now. You should kiss my feet."
    • Leave him groveling on the ground.
    • Laugh at his eagerness and finish him off. This will make the whole camp hostile.
  • Ignore his pleading and prepare for the finishing blow. This will make the whole camp hostile.

After completing the interaction without turning the whole camp against you, Crusher walks from his stage to the bridge and relieves himself. This makes it a perfect spot to Shove him off into the river or discretely kill him if you didn't get his ring.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Attacks and abilities[edit | edit source]

Main Hand Attack (Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (17)) –Goblin Scimitar

Normal weapon damage
Make a melee attack with your equipped weapon.
Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (19)Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft

Reckless Warcry (Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (22))

Increase your Strength by 3, at the cost of decreasing your Armour Class by 1.
Novice Crusher - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki (23) AoE: 15 m / 50 ft (Radius)

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

  • Crusher's Ring

Speak with Dead[edit | edit source]

Crusher can be spoken to with Speak with Dead.

Player: Who are you?

  • Crusher: Strongest... of our tribe. (Leads into the next question below)

Player: Are you really the strongest? Does that mean you are the boss?

  • Crusher: Should be... boss. But Dror Ragzlin... hobgoblin.

Player: Do you have anything of value?

  • Crusher: Toe ring... magic...

Player: Who killed you?

  • Crusher: They'll pay... Absolute... will make them pay...

Player: Did you see a druid named Halsin?

  • Crusher: If I had... would've killed 'im...

Player: So do you have a thing for feet, or...?

  • Crusher: Of...course not. That's... disgusting...

(If you made Crusher kiss your feet.) Player: Will you kiss my feet again?

  • Crusher: No...not kissing you... anywhere...

Player: Have you learned you lesson, now that you're dead?

  • Crusher: Absolute... is forever. She'll punish... (Leads into the next question below)

Player: The Absolute? Who is that?

  • Crusher: Absolute... blesses. Gives power. Makes... The True Souls...

Companion approval[edit | edit source]

  • Insult Crusher until he starts a fight - I said I'd spit in your face. Was that unclear, or do you need a demonstration?
    • +1 +1
  • Kiss Crusher's foot
    • -1 -1 -1 -1 +1
  • Lick Crusher's foot after kissing it
    • -5 -1 -1 +1 +1 +5
  • Kiss Crusher's foot, but only to steal his ring
    • +1 +1 +1
  • Intimidate Crusher into kissing your feet
    • +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 for the initial threat, and another +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 to make him follow through.
  • Show Crusher mercy after defeating him
    • -1 -1 -1 +1
  • Spare Crusher after defeating him, but make him kiss your feet
    • +1 +1 +1 +1
  • Kill Crusher after defeating him
    • +1 +1 -1

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  • Crusher's model.

  • v
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Goblin Camp

  • Stimk
  • Teghun
  • Aggy
  • Bal
  • Bez
  • Birka
  • Breg
  • Crusher
  • Culk
  • Druk
  • Dullwill
  • Greez
  • Gribbo
  • Grikka
  • Gurk
  • Kirz
  • Klagga
  • Krolla
  • Mirg
  • Mrak
  • Muzul
  • Olak
  • Piddle
  • Puce
  • Puli
  • Raagg
  • Rancer
  • Rindle
  • Rot
  • Rozzak
  • Sluck
  • Snurd
  • Spike
  • Skrut
  • Sul
  • Tak
  • Tiny
  • Tud
  • Wasp
  • Zurga
  • Eight
  • Five
  • Four
  • One
  • Three
  • Gurgon
  • Polma
Goblin leaders
  • Dror Ragzlin
  • Gut
  • Minthara
Camp followers
  • Owlbear Cub
  • Volo
  • Grat
  • Roah Moonglow
  • Abdirak
  • Halsin
  • Liam
  • Shattered Sanctum
  • Defiled Temple
  • Worg Pens
  • Ask the Goblin Priestess for Help
  • Defeat the Goblins
  • Save the First Druid
  • Rescue Volo
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Where is the novice crusher in Baldur's Gate 3? ›

Crusher is a Goblin Novice of the Absolute who is located in the Goblin Camp on the stage near the Ancient Rune Circle in the east side of the camp.

Does Killing Crusher aggro the camp? ›

Attack Crusher

Attacking him or finishing him off will lead to several outcomes: The entire goblin camp will become hostile towards your squad. Astarion, Lae'zel, and Wyll will approve.

How to get Crusher's ring without killing him? ›

You can get this ring i a peaceful way. Crusher is very arrogant and tries to prove his worth to other goblins, he will command you the true soul to kiss his foot to prove it. If you follow the dialogue and agree you can then pass a Slight of Hand skill check and steal the Crushers Ring without him even noticing.

Can you have both Minthara and halsin? ›

You can 100% get Both Minthara and Halsin in your party without issue. Walnut stampede! I have both of them on my current playthrough. They occupy the same tent in camp though (maybe because they were intended to be mutually exclusive, idk).

Can you get Shadowheart in Baldur's Gate 3? ›

To free Shadowheart in Baldur's Gate 3, head into the room east of the pod. Head to the corpse lying at the other end of the room and pick up the Eldritch Rune. Head back to the console to the right of Shadowheart to use the rune. Place your hand on the console, then use the command to 'Will the pod open'.

Where is the crushers ring in Baldur's Gate 3? ›

Where to find. Act One: Worn by Crusher in the Goblin Camp. You can slip the ring off his toe when he demands you kiss his feet, or kill Crusher to take it off his body.

Do you have to smear dung on your face in BG3? ›

Convincing him using a skill check other than the intimidation check, or failing any check will result in Olak asking you to smear Worg feces on your face to show your "war colours." The party may oblige and smear the dung on their faces, or fling it at his face to begin combat.

What happens if you throw the dung at the guards in BG3? ›

(This will start a fight but leave Olak Blinded for Duration: 3 turns.) Wink, gather the dung and fling it at all four guards. (Starts a fight but gains the approval of most companions.) If the party refuse or try to leave, it will start a fight.

What happens if you poison the goblin Camp BG3? ›

Poisoning their drinks cuts the Goblin Camp's numbers, allowing you to tip the odds back in your party's favor. Unless you're completing an evil playthrough of Baldur's Gate 3, destroying the Goblin Camp is the best choice, and there are many different ways to do this.

Should you get branded BG3? ›

If all players care about is functionality, then it's highly recommended to get the brand. The Mark of the Absolute does not affect the player's mind or control the character's actions. It opens up new dialogue choices and there are equipment pieces that can only be received by getting the brand.

What does Priestess Gut do in BG3? ›

Gut can be found right after the entrance to the Shattered Sanctum. She can give the player the permanent bonus the Brand of the Absolute. Fey Ancestry will prevent the potion from working and Gut will attack immediately.

How do I recruit Minthara? ›

You'll need to either talk your way out of Moonrise Towers or fight your way out. The important thing to note is that you can't Fast Travel here- if you do, Minthara will be left behind. Make sure you walk out of the gates with Minthara. With the right Charisma Rolls, Minthara will ask to meet you at camp.

Is Minthara good or evil? ›

In a recent interview with IGN, Larian CEO Swen Vincke and co-lead writer Adam Smith discussed her character arc and the nature of evil, and they come to a conclusion I find genuinely fascinating: Minthara may grow to adore her compatriots, but she's still evil with a capital E.

Who can you sleep with in BG3? ›

Companions you can romance as in have a relationship with:
  • Shadowheart.
  • Astarion.
  • Wyll.
  • Lae'zel.
  • Gale.
  • Karlach.
  • Halsin (only starts in Act 3)
  • Minthara (least content and you might want to be evil for this one)
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Can Halsin join the party? ›

If you're a big Halsin fan, you're going to need some serious patience. Halsin will only join your party for real once you finish a major quest for him in act 2 — apparently, rescuing his entire grove and solving a refugee crisis isn't good enough for the First Druid.

How to get Loviatar's love in BG3? ›

How to Unlock Loviatar's Love in Baldur's Gate 3. To unlock the Loviatar's Love condition in Baldur's Gate 3, you have to visit Abdirak in the Shattered Sanctum, accept his offer to 'alleviate' your pain, and pass three successive dialogue checks.

Where is the first druid in Baldur's Gate 3? ›

Halsin can ultimately be found in the Worg Pens area (X: 393, Y: -60) of the Shattered Sanctum, in the interior area of the Goblin Camp. There, the player finds him wildshaped as a bear, being harassed by his Goblin captors, whom are unaware of the animal's true identity.

How do you open the mind flayer pod in Baldurs Gate 3? ›

Next to the Cartilaginous Chest is a "Dead Thrall." Search their body to find an Eldritch Rune. Take the Rune back to Shadowheart's console and select "Insert the Rune into the Socket," then "Place Your Hand on the Console." Something in your head will trigger. Select "Illithid (Wisdom): Will the pod to open."

Where is Halsin in the goblin Camp? ›

You'll enter a larger chamber, with some notable True Souls like the Priestess Gut and plenty more Goblins. This is the location where you can rescue Volo, if you choose to. Enter through the wooden door in the back of the room to get to the Worg Pens. This is where you will find Halsin.

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